Name, Breed of Paul Revere’s Horse?

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A U.S. stamp shows an early American riding a horse at a gallop. What was the name and breed of Paul Revere’s horse?

TRUE OR FALSE: On his famous ride, Paul Revere rode a sturdy little mare by the name of Scheherazade.

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ANSWER: False. Paul Revere didn’t own a horse. The one he rode on his famous ride was loaned to him by the family of John Larkin (deacon of the Old North Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts) and its name and breed have never been established.

But the Scheherazade story is an absolutely lovely work of fiction enjoyed by many a horse-loving child of the boomer generation. Titled Mr. Revere and I: Being an Account of Certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere, Esq., as Revealed by His Horse, it’s a wonderful book to read aloud to your child.

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